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    • Madison Riverfront

    • "Fleetwood"; "New South"; Waterfronts; Rivers; Ohio River; Madison, Indiana; Steamboats
    • The "Fleetwood" and "New South" are seen at the U.S. Mail Line wharf boat at Madison, Indiana. The wharf boat has been described as a "big barn of a building". It is believed that the "N. Williams, Agent for the Lines" was Captain Nat Williams,...
    • Matthews Brothers magazine advertisement

    • Advertising--Building materials; Commercial buildings; Church buildings; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Advertisements like this one illustrating the way in which limestone was processed were common fare in local newspapers and magazines, alike. This page features a small photo of the Matthews Brothers plant and example building photos.
    • Gramelspacher-Gutzweiler building

    • building
    • A photograph of the historic Gramelspacher-Gutzweiler building on Main St. in Jasper, IN. This building is on the National Historic Registry as an example of Federal style architecture in the Midwest. At the time of this photo, the building was...
    • Example of a frieze

    • Employees--Stone carvers; Stone carving--Friezes; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In this image, carver Harold Elgar shows off a frieze destined for the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, MD, alongside mill owner Fred Matthews.
    • Example of a derrick used to move large pieces of cut stone

    • Employees; Derricks; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • The derrick, a couple examples of which can be seen here, was among the most important technologies to emerge in the stone industry. Previously, cut stone required considerable numbers of men and animals to maneuver; with the advent of the derrick,...
    • Man operating a planer

    • Employees; Planing-machines; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Like the milling machine, planers--which had long been employed in metal and woodworking--gradually came to occupy a central place in the stoneworker's tool kit. In this example, a stoneworker draws the machine across the stone by means of a...
    • Urn being turned on a lathe

    • Lathes; Turning (lathe work); Employees; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Here a worker utilizes a lathe to shape a large urn, a finished example of which can be seen in the foreground.
    • Rotary milling machine

    • Milling machinery; Employees; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • By the late nineteenth-century technological advances greatly reduced the time and effort formerly required to work the stone. In this image a man operates a rotary milling machine by hand, used for drilling holes in large slabs of stone. The...
    • Shop Notes 1920

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1919

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1917

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • D.E. Hunter Book, Vol. 1

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Hunter, David Eckley (1834 - 1892); Education -- Indiana -- Monroe County; Teachers -- Indiana -- Monroe County
    • Personal Diary of D.E. Hunter. Provides a daily record of his life as a teacher in Ellettsville. Included is his trial and acquittal for the excessive whipping of two students.
    • Smithville News 1909-06-18

    • Monroe County (Ind.); Clear Creek (Monroe County, Ind. : Township); Smithville (Ind.); Smithville (Ind.) -- Smithville News; Deckard Family; Fox Family; Mitchell Family; Trisler Family; Knights of Pythias
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